Lille vs Montpellier Prediction and Betting Preview, 13 Dec 2019

The Match Is Over. Score: 2-1
Lille vs Montpellier PredictionLille vs Montpellier Prediction and Preview for Friday's Ligue 1 fixture. Lille are well in the running for Champions League football next season, but have fourth-place Rennes to contend with, the latter having a game in hand. Les Rennais are showing no signs of slowing down in their bid to leapfrog Lille into third place.
Match status: 2019-20 Ligue 1 - Matchweek 18
Venue: Pierre-Mauroy (Villeneuve d'Ascq)
Christophe Galtier will have no complaints about his team’s performances so far, amassing a whopping twenty-seven points from sixteen games so far. They have been exemplary so far in the domestic league, setting a track record that smaller Ligue 1 teams will be looking to follow.

Though, they were wiped out of the Champions League and Europa League altogether, following their midweek 2-1 loss to an in-form Chelsea side, the club’s supporters will take pride in their league success.

As they welcome tenth-place Montpellier Herault to Stade Pierre-Mauroy on Friday evening, they will set their sights on maximum points to keep their top-3 hopes alive, as well as keep second-place Marseille on their toes.

Lille vs Montpellier Team News

Lille were in action in midweek in the UEFA Champions League in a very crucial encounter against Premier League outfit Chelsea, both teams battling for the right to play in the Europa League knockout phases.

Things didn’t go according to plan for the French side as they were seen trailing the game by a 2-goal margin towards the end of the ninety minutes. However, former Chelsea player Loic Remy found a way past Kepa in goal to give Les Dogues’ fans something to cheer about.

The clock ticking, Lille pumping balls into the box, Chelsea defending relentlessly and Frank Lampard scratching his head down the touchline; the visitors could not produce that much-needed equalizer. Remy’s goal was nothing but a consolation.

The hosts are a totally different set in the league, steamrolling their way to the last Champions League spot on the Ligue 1 log. They are on a stellar three-game winning streak, six points behind Marseille and 11 behind the French cavalry PSG.

Galtier will not get himself in a fluster in a bid to challenge for the title, as that will be asking too much of his players. His ultimate goal will be to maintain their place in the top-3 while remaining hot on the tails on high-flying Marseille.

The hosts left smiles on the faces of their supporters in their last home game, edging Brest in a close 1-0 encounter. They have managed the best home record in the league, picking up 23 points from a possible 27.

They are still unbeaten at the dreaded Stade Pierre-Mauroy, blowing every single opponent they have faced out of the water. Teams must be scared shitless heading out of the stadium’s tunnel for games.

Montpellier, on the other hand, have been enduring a dip in form in recent weeks which has seen them drop to 10th on the standings, yet are just 4 points behind this weekend’s opposition. Their last game ended in a 3-1 win in favour of PSG.

Away form is nothing to write home about, having failed to taste success in their last 8 games on the road.

Head-to-Head Ligue 1 Record: Lille v Montpellier

2018-19 French Ligue 1
Lille 0-0 Montpellier

2018-19 French Ligue 1
Montpellier 0-1 Lille

2017-18 French Ligue 1
Lille 1-1 Montpellier

2017-18 French Ligue 1
Montpellier 3-0 Lille

Pre-Match Odds:

Lille - 1.95
Draw - 3.48
Montpellier - 4.50

All odds are with 1xBet and are subject to change.

Lille vs Montpellier Predictions

Lille should have enough about themselves to see off Montpellier with relative ease. I mean, they should not even have to break a sweat to clinch maximum points against this foe.

They cannot take the game too lightly however, as complacency could lead to their downfall. If everything goes according to plan for Christophe Galtier’s men, the visitors should be heading out of the tunnel with their heads down at the end of the ninety minutes.
Our Betting Tip:
Home Win @ 1.95
Correct Score:
Lille 1-0 Montpellier @ 4.95

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